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StoneflyGLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MT—Climate change and the rapidly retreating ice fields of GNP have a new poster child. Meet, Lednia tumana—a rare aquatic stonefly about to be listed under the federal Endangered Species Act. According to reports “although the fly lacks the polar bear’s force of personality and is unlikely to capture hearts and minds with the same urgency as a cub stranded atop an ice floe, it is poised to become the first species recognized as endangered by the federal government with global climate change as its primary threat. ‘It’s kind of like the polar bear of the aquatic insect world,’ said Joe Giersch, a researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey who studies the mist forest fly, which so far has only been detected in Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park, but may also extend south into the Bob Marshall Wilderness and north into the Canadian Rockies.”Source Link

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Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.

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